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Kyteler's Inn

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US$13 - US$29
Irish, Bar, European, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 14/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 14/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited for a drink in the afternoon and discovered there was live music on in the evening. It’s on first come first served, food is average pub fare but good service and value. The live music was amazing- loved it. The staff very friendly...too.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I love the Vol-au-vent here. Its an institution at this stage. Its delicious. The staff are quick and attentive. The history adds to the charm of this place.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Website said music wasn’t until 930 but we knew we wouldn’t let that on first day arriving from the US. Went at 630 got a table in the corner of the bar - heard the music playing in the other room. Great atmosphere! Great service....Decent food.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We all ordered something different: chicken salad, a burger, and the special of the day (Irish stew). The stew was fabulous - folks also enjoyed the burger and salad. The beer selection was good and they carried a dry cider. I would rate the food...as a 4.5 but the overall experience a 5. What history.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for drinks and to listen to some music on a Monday and the band was fantastic! Our drinks were reasonably price and would probably have only had one round, but the band was so good we stayed for two! Did not eat here...so can’t comment on thatMore

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in for a lunch, and I was prepared for it to be a touristy option relying on the famous name for customers. I was surprised to find outstanding service and top notch food selections. The chicken pesto panini was the best I have...had. My daughter ordered a vegetarian dish which was also superb. All in all, our experience at Kytelers was quite positive. If you are in Kilkenny, don't hesitate to make this one of your meal stops.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Two nights spent in Kilkenny recently and we found a gem of a place to eat, Kytelers 👍🏼, great service, piping hot food and excellent customer service, especially Orla. Two brilliant evenings spent there and will certainly return again soon.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My Wife, her Mother and her Mother's friend, all went for lunch and it was fantastic. My wife and her mother split a salad, my MILs Friend had fish and chips, and I had the steak sandwich special. The salad was delicious, so stated my...wife and MIL. The fish and chips were fantastic apparently the breading on the fish was nice and light that it was perfect. And the steak sandwich was cooked to perfection, the bun was soft and the peppercorn sauce that came with it was very good. The atmosphere was really neat, a good Irish pub, everyone was very friendly. One thing you have to watch on the far end of the wall there is what looks like a picture of a man, but it is actually a TV and the guy moves and does funny things. 5 out of 5 StarsMore

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visiting Kilkenny for 1 night I visited 3 bars known for whisk(e)y and this was my favourite. The building has lots of character. The welcome was warm, and when I indicated to the gent I was looking to try a few whiskies he quickly arranged...a seat at the bar and for one of the staff familiar with the range to come and assist. As a whisk(e)y fan that has more of a leaning to Scottish whisky, the staff were excellent in recommending a few newer distilleries/bottlers that I was less familiar with. Service was friendly and attentive from start to finish. A particular thanks to JD!More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 28 March 2022

So I figured this was going to be a total tourist place, but I wanted to visit because of the history and just to see it. Well, I was wrong. I admit it has some tourist appeal, but the food we had was very good,...the pints came cold and fast and the service was great. We even went back later for some live music and that was a really good time. I honestly can't imagine a trip to Kilkenny without popping in for a pint, some music and to say hi the the witch!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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11 March 2020|
Response from Lainie P | Reviewed this property |
You will need to check the website. I’m sure it will Be more up to date.
28 August 2019|
Response from genenurse | Reviewed this property |
You should probably check their website and see if their menu is posted.
11 April 2015|
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Response from Scott F | Reviewed this property |
I agree. We went on a Saturday night in March and had no problem. However, during the summer months it may be very crowded.
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Yes, Kyteler's Inn is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Kyteler's Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5